Alumni Relations will host Philanthropy Week Feb. 27-March 3: a week dedicated to exploring the importance of philanthropy. We hope to build general awareness about donating to The College, but also want to encourage students to think about other ways they can "give".
Welcome to Philanthropy Week! Our community is only as strong as its members, and that includes you. Look for the 100 Grand Bars and chocolate coins we've scattered around campus, and as you enjoy one (or more), we encourage you to think about everything that CSS alumni, through their contributions of time and money, have done to bring the riches of CSS to you. You'll also notice signs around campus identifying some of the many items that alumni donations have made possible.
When we give, we learn. When we learn, we should pay it forward. Philanthropy isn't just about money - there are lots of things we can give! Look for our poster board in the Student Union today; it has a quote about giving at the top and a few writing prompts, but the rest is blank. That's because we want you to fill it - with your words, your wisdom, and your thoughts about giving. As a thank you for sharing your ideas, free candy bars will be given to students who participate between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Respect others by donating either money or a non-perishable food item to our very own CSS student food shelf. The food shelf always needs noodles (plain, ramen, or mac and cheese), pasta sauce, hearty soups, peanut butter, canned tuna and chicken, and juice, but appreciates any donation. Each food shelf item you bring (or $2 donation) earns you three dart throws on our balloon dartboard. Everyone gets a prize, no matter how many, or few, balloons you pop. See you in the Student Union between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.!
Be a steward of your knowledge and pass it on! We're collecting postcards (written by you) to deliver to 5th graders in the community. Fifth grade is a critical time, and your note - which will tell a student about you and your academic interests and hobbies- could make all the difference in what he or she goes on to study and pursue. Postcard writers get their names put in a $50 Target gift card drawing. We hope to see you in the Student Union, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
We owe a big thanks to you: the students. Without you - your openness, warmth, and creativity - there would be no CSS. Please join us for free cupcakes in the Student Union, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the cupcakes run out! The winner of the $50 Target gift card will also be announced during this time.